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Tigers romp to victory over Wasps in LV=Cup


Andy Forsyth tries to get away from the London Wasps defence

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Article Published: Saturday 26 January 2013


Leicester Tigers romped to a 34-8 Anglo Welsh LV Cup victory over London Wasps at Welford Road on Saturday.

However the victory came at a price for Leicester as Tom Croft got a knee in the back which caused a muscle spasm.

Even worse Tom Price was knocked unconscious and was immediately taken to hospital after being stretchered off the field.

Title Holders Leicester kept their LV= Cup title defence hopes alive with a five-try victory on home soil. Tigers must now win against Scarlets next week if they hope to reach the semi-finals.

England flanker Tom Croft was making only his second start since returning from a shoulder operation but he lasted only 11 minutes before going off injured.

Tigers led 15-0 at half time thanks to tries from Logovi'i Mulipola and Michael Noone.

Mathew Tait scored on the hour mark to put the result beyond doubt before Vereniki Goneva crossed twice to rub salt into Wasps wounds.

Final Score Leicester Tigers 34 (15) London Wasps 8 (0)

Scorers

Leicester
Tries: Mulipola, Noone, Goneva 2
Cons: Bowden, Cornwell 2
Pens: Bowden

Wasps
Try: Southwell
Pen: T. Bell
Yellow card: Du Plessis

Match Officials
Referee
: David Rose (England)
Assistant referees: Chris Sharp (England), Ashley Rowden (England)
Timekeeper: Brian Abrahams (England)

Teams

Leicester: 15 Mathew Tait, 14 Scott Hamilton, 13 Andy Forsyth, 12 Matt Cornwell, 11 Vereniki Goneva, 10 Dan Bowden, 9 Sam Harrison, 8 Brett Deacon (capt), 7 Richard Thorpe, 6 Tom Croft, 5 Tom Price, 4 Rob Andrew, 3 Logovi'i Mulipola, 2 Rob Hawkins, 1 Boris Stankovich.

Replacements: 16 George Chuter, 17 Jonny Harris, 17 Fraser Balmain, 19 Harry Wells, 20 Michael Noone, 21 Micky Young, 22 Andy Symons, 23 Adam Thompstone.

Wasps: 15 Jack Wallace, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Chris Mayor, 12 Charlie Hayter, 11 Jonah Holmes, 10 Tommy Bell, 9 Stuart Commins, 8 Sam Jones (capt), 7 Matt Everard, 6 Tinus Du Plessis, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 James Cannon, 3 Will Taylor, 2 Nathan Morris, 1 Tim Payne.

Replacements: 16 T Rhys Thomas, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Dave Hughes, 20 James Harris, 21 Will Robinson, 22 Chris Bell, 23 Hugo Southwell.

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LV= Cup Pool 1

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Saracens 2 2 0 0 46 29 0 8
Dragons 2 1 0 1 72 66 1 5
Bath Rugby
2 1 0 1 53 25 1 5
Gloucester Rugby 2 1 0 1 45 37 1 5
.

LV= Cup Pool 2

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Northampton Saints 2 2 0 0 61 30 1 9
Cardiff Blues 2 2 0 0 41 34 0 8
Sale Sharks 2 1 0 1 45 58 1 5
London Irish 2 0 0 2 38 60 1 1
.

LV= Cup Pool 3

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Leicester Tigers 2 2 0 0 46 29 1 9
Wasps 2 1 0 1 72 54 3 7
Newcastle Falcons 2 0 0 2 44 59 1 1
Scarlets 2 0 0 2 20 43 1 1
.

LV= Cup Pool 4

P W D L PF PA BP Ttl
Exeter Chiefs 2 1 0 0 28 27 0 8
Harlequins 2 0 0 1 20 25 1 5
Ospreys 2 0 0 2 44 72 1 1
London Welsh 2 0 0 2 16 65 0 0
Note : Pool 1 plays Pool 4 and Pool 2 plays Pool 3.